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1International Baccalaureate® Information Updated October 1, 2013 Welcome LSHS Families!International Baccalaureate®InformationUpdated October 1, 2013
2The International Baccalaureate Organization Non-profit organizationDiploma Program present in schools in 145 countriesFunded primarily through fees paid by IB World Schools
3IB Mission StatementThe International Baccalaureate® (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
4IB Learner ProfileIB learners strive to be:Inquirers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
5IB Learner ProfilePrincipled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.Open-minded They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.Balanced They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
6Why R-7 Chose IB in 1987 Increased rigor IB embraces critical thinking, reading, writing, oral communicationCourse score is not JUST one test on one day (like Advanced Placement), but uses work graded by the classroom teacher and a variety of types of assessments.Work is scored using internationally- normed standardsVariety of ways to participate: IB Diploma, IBCC and IB Courses
8IB Options at LSHS Full IB Diploma One or more individual IB courses IB Career Related Certificate (IBCC)
9Proven student engagement Levels of academic engagementIn a survey of more than 40,000 secondary school students, IB Diploma Programme students in grades 11 and 12 averaged 10% higher in academic, social and emotional engagement.Levels of social engagementSource: High School Student Engagement Among IB and Non-IB Students in the United States: A Comparison Study, a report by International Baccalaureate, and analysis of 2009 HSSSE Results, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University.
10College PreparednessACT reports there is a higher correlation between taking challenging coursework and college success than student GPA and class rankRecent brain research shows that being challenged promotes brain development—advantage throughout lifeMANY studies show IB Diploma Candidates and IB Course students are better prepared for college!
11Conclusions from study correlating IB Curriculum and Standards to College Readiness The conclusion of the studies undertaken for this project is that students who are exposed to the IB curriculum are learning material that is highly aligned with the expectations of university faculty and that in many cases IB standards exceed those expectations.(Taken from International Baccalaureate Standards Development and Alignment Project: Final Report, 2009)11
13IB Diploma Requirements At least three higher level (HL) courses—(all two-year courses): English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Art, and possibly Music2-3 standard level (SL) courses– (1-2 years): Math or Math Studies (2), Spanish (2), French (2), German (2), Chinese? (2), Environmental Systems & Societies (1), Integrated Technology in a Global Society (1), Psychology (1), Art (1), Music (1), and possibly Film (1)
14IB Diploma Requirements Must have IB English, IB Modern Language, IB Math, IB Social Science, IB Science and (After that, sixth course can come from any IB subject area available)Theory of Knowledge—Spring 11th , fall 12thCreativity, Action, Service (CAS) activities to be well balanced personExtended Essay—research paper up to words
15IB Math Options Option A IB Math 12 AKA Calculus 12th GradeIB Math 12 AKA CalculusMath Studies 1211th GradeOption AIB Math 11 like Pre- Calculus +Option B Math Studies 11 (Alg 2 +)Get advice from your current math teacher as to where you should be placed.
16ITGS Information Technology in a Global Society IB Elective at Summit TechOne hour/day, either 5thor 7thNeed your own transportationCounts as PRACTICAL ART for graduation
17IB Diploma Core Extended Essay (EE) Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
22What are the benefits of pursuing the full IB Diploma ?
23What does it cost? IB Diploma IB DP Course Student Exam fees are Currently, all IB exam fees (approximately $804) are paid for by the school district.IB DP Course StudentExam fees arepaid for by the student.1 exam = $265Each additional exam = $108Scholarship funds are available on a need basis.
24Percentage of Students who Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 4 Years @Southside HS
25IB Students in Postsecondary Education *Source: US Census, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of NCES, and the National Student ClearinghousePage 25
26College Admissions Question Did this student take the most rigorous course of study available to them at your school?If, not, why?Common Application: Are you an IB Diploma Candidate?
27College Admission Rates Average %UC BerkleyNYUMITU PennCornellIB Students %UC Berkley 60NYUMITU PennCornell
29College Credit from IB Courses Each college/university sets its own policyGenerally 4+ or 5+ earns college credit—sometimes more credit for higher scoreSome schools accept Standard Level courses only if they are part of the IB DiplomaCan change from year to year
30Missouri State University IB Diploma recipients automatically accepted to MSUIB diploma + 27 ACT = honors college$5000/year for ALL IB Diploma Recipients
31Truman State 30 + points on diploma= 30 hours of credit. $2000/year scholarship for IB diploma-competitiveNo diploma? HL courses with scores of 4+ = 3-4 hours credit
32University of Nebraska Actively pursuing the IB Diploma or IBCC qualifies you for in-state tuitionIB Diploma Recipients receive waiver of out of state tuition all 4 yearsIB Diploma Recipients can receive credit for SL courses and ToK
34IB Career-Related Certificate (IBCC) 2-3 IB Diploma coursesIB Core: approaches to learning; reflective project; community service; language developmentVocational qualifications offered by school
35What Career Programs Qualify for IBCC? Summit Technology Academy ProgramsMedical Interventions/Biomedical Innovation (1 year; HBS pre-requisite)Nursing (1 year; HBS pre-requisite)Digital Electronics/Computer Integrated Manufacturing(1 year)Engineering Design and Development Optional 2nd yearCisco Academy (1-2)Cadet Teaching
36IBCC Core Requirements Approaches to Learning Course will be taught at Summit Technology AcademyReflective Project supervised at Summit Technology AcademyCareer-related Service verified at your high school by IBCC CoordinatorLanguage Development (IB course, entry level courses, independent study)
39Common Reasons for Choosing IB Diploma/Courses Excellent Preparation for CollegePotential to earn College CreditScholarshipsAdmissionsSense of personal accomplishmentDesire to be among best students at LSHS.
40The Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) study found that the IB Diploma Programme is: achieving one of its major objectives, “preparing all students for university”.“In short, students who participate successfully in IB should be well prepared to succeed in entry-level college general education courses and in some cases to have already learned material covered in such courses.”
41More from the Chicago Public Schools Study When in college, IB DP students report feeling prepared to succeed and indeed excel in their coursework, often stating explicitly that their experiences in the program taught the specific skills and behaviors demanded of them in college.chicago-students-attend-stay-college
42Time Magazine Sunday, Dec Time Magazine Sunday, Dec. 10, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century By Claudia Wallis and Sonja Steptoe“…. the International Baccalaureate Organization’s goal—“to prepare students to assume a meaningful role in today’s global society”—meshes well with Americans’ heightened awareness that they must compete for jobs with people on other continents, and that they need a world-class education to succeed.”
43Kansas City StarNerve cells in the cortex of the brain “multiply and grow stronger as people learn and practice new skills.”“Instead, children praised for trying hard or taking risks tend to enjoy challenges and find greater success”Students should be rewarded for persistence, determinationStudents who are rewarded for “being smart” may “shy away from hard assignments”Some “smart” students are “vulnerable to coasting or easily frustrated when they don’t succeed.”
45Myth: If you are an IB student, you won’t have a life. Fact:Most IB and AS students are involved in at least one extra- curricular activity.IB Diploma students document hours in creativity, action, and service.
46Myth: IB is a lot of work for nothing. Fact: IB students develop the skills necessary for academic success in both high school and college. Universities recognize IB coursework in admissions policies and scholarships.
47Myth: IB classes will hurt your GPA. Fact: IB classes are weighted, so they actually help your overall cumulative GPA, which also helps your class rank. Yes, colleges will often ask to see the unweighted GPA, but ultimately they want to see that you are taking the most challenging classes you can!
48IB Student Comments“IB classes have taught me to write efficiently, clearly and creatively.” “It’s more like an academic family than a bunch of classes! I feel a special bond with my classmates and the teachers.”
49“I love the challenge of IB. It pushes you “I love the challenge of IB. It pushes you. I have learned HOW to think, not WHAT to think.” “As an English major at an Ivy League University, I am definitely thankful for the IB classes I took. The IB classes helped me develop the writing, organizational and analytical skills that I needed to easily transition and succeed in my first year of college.”
50IB Parent Comment“Pursuing the IB diploma involves hard work, determination, organization and service to others. What better preparation for college? And in the process, there develops a genuine camaraderie, a community of interesting, involved and supportive students and teachers.”
51What do we need to do to get ready for participation in the IB program? Advanced classesGPA mattersSecond language acquisitionGraduation requirements: 1 fine art; 1 practical art; personal finance; 1 PE; health; 3 yrs. science, history, math; 4 yrs. EnglishLeave room for learning lab (4 semesters), and program classesConsider summer school & online classes.
52Additional Information Click on “Information for Parents”University Recognition Directory